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As a cultural, historical and political geographer, my research interests focus on the ways in which cultures of outer space, science and technology are connected to questions of place, landscape and identity in a variety of local, regional and national contexts. I have explored these ideas through topics such as the moral geographies of light pollution, the ethics of space exploration, and the history of outer space in geography. My research monograph Earth, Cosmos and Culture  examines cultures of outer space in Britain, from their science-fictional foundations to the geopolitics of the British space programme and representations of the cosmic sublime in art, folk culture and broadcasting. I have further research interests in literary geographies, critical geopolitics and the geographies of popular culture.  



Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Geography

RGS-IBG N Ireland committee member



BA(hons) Geography, University of Nottingham, 2004

MA Landscape and Culture, University of Nottingham, 2005

PhD Geography, University of Nottingham, 2011

PGCert Higher Education, St. Mary’s University College London, 2013



GGY1011 Human Geography: Society, Power and Culture

GGY2054 Cultural and Political Geography

GGY2063 Space, Culture and Mobility (Fieldwork)

GGY3075 Geographies of Outer Space

GGY7003 Culture and the Geopolitics of the Everyday

GGY7007 Culture and Climate Change


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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